Jan. 14: William and the Windmill

On Wednesday, Jan. 14, the public is invite to a screening of William and the Windmill, a documentary film about a self-taught teenager in rural Malawi who builds a windmill out of scrap wood and metal that generates electricity to his home.

williamOn Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the MacDonald Harrington Building, room G-10, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and the McGill chapter of National Society of Black Engineers, will screen the documentary film William and the Windmill.

At 14 years old, William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in rural Malawi because his family could not pay the annual fees. Self-taught, William built a windmill out of discarded bicycles, tractor fan blades, and other items. His windmill provided electricity to his home, and subsequently launched him into a world of fame and opportunity including two TEDtalks and a full scholarship to Dartmouth College. This screening is open to all. For more information, please contact Andrew.Biteen@mcgill.ca or click here to learn more about the movie.